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November 2020

Six Flags Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience

NOVEMBER 20 - JANUARY 3: Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience will include eight distinctly different areas throughout the park with millions of twinkling lights choreographed to festive music, beloved holiday characters decked out for the holidays, iconic Holiday in the Park decorations, and a drive-by featuring Santa and his elves. Price is $20-30 per car.

Dates:
Friday, November 20, 2020 - Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location:
Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy
Valencia, CA 91355
Cost:
$20 – $30

Holidayz at the Park – OC Great Park in Irvine

NOVEMBER 21 - JANUARY 3: ‘Tis the season for family fun and holiday cheer at the Orange County Great Park. Enjoy Holidayz at the Park, when the park will be transformed into a winterscape featuring holiday-themed events, displays, and lights.

Dates:
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location:
Orange County Great Park, 8000 Great Park Blvd.
Irvine, 92618

Santa’s Speedway Christmas Lights Drive-Thru – Irwindale Speedway & Event Center

NOVEMBER 25 - JANUARY 10: Drive on an actual NASCAR racetrack, as you enjoy Santa's Village with elves hard at work, a land filled with Christmas sweets, Rudolph's Enchanted garage filled with Racecar Reindeers, and the world's largest free standing light tree, measuring 110 feet!

Dates:
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - Sunday, January 10, 2021
Location:
Irwindale Speedway & Event Center, 500 Speedway Drive
Irwindale, CA 91706
Cost:
$75

Lighting of the Bay – Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

NOVEMBER 27 - JANUARY 1: Stroll the bay and enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays. The Back Bay will glow from sunset to sunup with with over 40 electric Christmas trees. Food and drink available for family picnics on Fridays and Saturdays. Ticketed events also offered.

Dates:
Friday, November 27, 2020 - Friday, January 1, 2021
Location:
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Cost:
Free

Hikari: A Festival of Lights Drive-Thru Experience – Tanaka Farms in Irvine

NOVEMBER 27 - JANUARY 10: Join Tanaka Farms for a celebration filled with joy and light! Drive through the 30-acre farm and be dazzled by farm-themed lighting. Plus, ever Friday-Sunday, get a very special visit from Santa! Use code "tanakalights2020" at checkout to save $5 when you book your reservation (until 11/8/20).

Dates:
Friday, November 27, 2020 - Sunday, January 10, 2021
Location:
Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Drive
Irvine, 92612
Cost:
$49 – $59

Once Upon a Christmas with Once Upon an Island

NOVEMBER 27 - JANUARY 3: Enter the North Pole and make a wish with one of Santa's real-talking reindeer! Become one of Santa's helpers and make a gift for your loved ones and don't forget to write your letter to Santa. Once Upon an Island is offering safe, sanitized, single-family Christmas experiences by appointment only. Experiences include the Elf Experience ($75, Monday-Friday), the Santa & Elf Experience ($175, Saturday & Sunday), and Santa Photo Sessions ($50-95, Saturday & Sunday).

Dates:
Friday, November 27, 2020 - Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location:
Once Upon an Island, 118 Agate Ave.
Newport Beach, California
Cost:
$50 – $175

🖥 Streaming Event: A Christmas Carol – South Coast Repertory

NOVEMBER 28 - JANUARY 3: Experience A Christmas Carol unlike any other—past, present or future. Staged exclusively for this production, this must-watch streaming event conjures the powerful spirits of Christmas and brings all the magic of live theatre home for the holidays.

Dates:
Saturday, November 28, 2020 - Sunday, January 3, 2021
Cost:
$55

December 2020

Lil Chef School – 3-day Winter Baking & Savory Camps

Lil Chefs will bake up some fun Holiday dishes while learning proper baking techniques as well as knife skills, how to follow a recipe and working as a team to complete each dish. Lil Chefs will get to enjoy what they make in class. Sign up for one day or one week.

Dates:
Monday, December 28, 2020 - Thursday, December 31, 2020
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Location:
Lil’ Chef School, 15435 Jeffrey Road, #132
Irvine, 92618

Holiday 3-Day Sewing Camps – Sewing Lab in Los Alamitos

NOVEMBER 23-25, DECEMBER 21-23 and 28-30: Sewing Lab is open for in-person sewing camps this holiday season. They have 3-day camps for both Thanksgiving and Winter Break. Camps are suitable for both brand new and returning students. Sewing projects are always fun and tailored to you!

Dates:
Monday, December 28, 2020 - Wednesday, December 30, 2020
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Location:
Sewing Lab, 4215 Katella Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Cost:
$140

Winter Break Skateboarding Camp – Skatedogs in Long Beach & Irvine

DECEMBER 21-23 and 28-31: Whether your kids (5-13, all levels) are just learning or ready to learn advanced tricks, this camp is right for them! They’ll make new friends, advance their skills, play games, and most importantly, have fun!

Dates:
Monday, December 28, 2020 - Wednesday, December 30, 2020
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Cost:
$120 – $180

Alpine Slide and Snow Play

NOVEMBER - EASTER: Enjoy tubing and snow play, plus take a chairlift ride to the top of the Alpine Slide. Here, riders navigate their own individually controlled sleds, each with teflon runners and ball-bearing wheels, down their choice of two quarter-mile long cement tracks filled with high-banked turns and long straightaways. Experience the new Mineshaft Coaster, the first and only mountain coaster in CA!

Dates:
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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Location:
Alpine Slide and Snow Play, 800 Wildrose Lane
Big Bear Lake,

South Coast Botanic Garden’s GLOW Light Exhibit

NOVEMBER 21 - JANUARY 10: South Coast Botanic Garden is proud to present GLOW, a visually stunning art installation that will transform their lush botanic oasis into an oceanic experience for their Garden Lights & Ocean Waters theme. Enjoy music and this unforgettable after-dark walk through the Garden.

Dates:
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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Location:
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula,
Cost:
$34.95

SoCal WonderLAnd Drive-Thru Experience – Woodland Hills

NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 30: Celebrate the holiday season with millions of lights and themed decor during a festive WonerLAnd drive-thru show. Enjoy elaborate sets, semi-enclosed and open-air tunnel installations, photo opps, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Elves!

Dates:
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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Location:
SoCal WonderLAnd, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Cost:
$70 – $90

Hot Wheels Ultimate Drive-Thru – Toyota Arena in Ontario

DECEMBER 3 - JANUARY 10: Use code KGM10 for $10 off your ticket! Journey into a one-of-a-kind, contactless experience where the world of Hot Wheels comes to life right outside your windows! Drive through this larger than life showcase of everyone's favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks, specialty Monster Trucks, Garage of Legends vehicles, robots and more.

Dates:
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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Location:
Toyota Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy.
Ontario, 91764
Cost:
$45 – $60

Happy Place: Drive-Thru Experience

NOVEMBER 20 - JANUARY 10: Happy Place - The Drive Thru features 18 larger-than-life experiences and interactive moments. Some highlights include the world's first giant piano you play with your car, a rainbow road, and a pulsating nightclub for your car.

Dates:
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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Location:
Westfield Century City Mall, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Cost:
$49.50

Holidays in Your Car – Del Mar Fairgrounds

DECEMBER 5 - JANUARY 2: Discover a symphony of sight and sound at one of Southern California's largest drive-thru holiday light spectaculars! Holidays in Your Car features more than one million LED lights, holograms, and projection mapping animated to classic holiday tunes.

Dates:
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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Location:
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, 92014

Holidays in Your Car – Ventura Fairgrounds

NOVEMBER 22 - JANUARY 2: Discover a symphony of sight and sound at one of Southern California's largest drive-thru holiday light spectaculars! Holidays in Your Car features more than one million LED lights, holograms, and projection mapping animated to classic holiday tunes.

Dates:
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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Location:
Ventura Fairgrounds, 10 W Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
Cost:
$49

A Cabazon Dinosaurs Christmas – Roadside Attraction

NOVEMBER 6 - JANUARY 1: Celebrate Christmas in a big way! For the first time ever, Mr. Rex has put on his Santa suit and is ready for your family Christmas photo! Santa Claus and his Velociraptor pulling sleigh will be at the Cabazon Dinosaurs for family photos. Stroll through the Outdoor Dinosaur Trail and visit the Wafflesaurus Truck for treats on select days.

Dates:
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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Location:
Cabazon Dinosaurs, 50770 Seminole Drive
Cabazon, CA 92230
Cost:
$11 – $13

Big Bear Snow Play

NOVEMBER - EASTER: Big Bear Snow Play sports the longest runs in Southern California. Night Glow Tubing, Big Bear Speedway and Ropes Course are also offered.

Dates:
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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Location:
Big Bear Snow Play, 42825 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake,

Reflections at Descanso Gardens

NOVEMBER 14 - JANUARY 10: Enjoy art pieces in the garden, special seasonal plantings, self-guided activities, and a beautiful Wishing Tree created by artist Kaz Youkou Kitajima. Highlights include the Golden Grove, Floral Arches, Mirror Tree, Winter Plantings, and Deer Sculptures. Included with admission.

Dates:
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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Location:
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Cost:
$5 – $15

Let’s Glow Winter Day Camp – YMCA OC

A glow-themed holiday break filled with physical activities, art projects, science experiments, dance parties, and more! Variety of Orange County locations.

Dates:
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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Shared Science December STEM Events

DECEMBER 28-29: Shared Science is teaming up with the historical educational staff at Rancho Los Cerritos in Long Beach for a two-hour afternoon STEM experience on December 28. On December 29, enjoy a virtual Create a Critter class!

Dates:
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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Winter Camp – City of Long Beach

DECEMBER 1* and 21-31: The City of Long Beach will offer programs to safely engage youth during winter break. The programs will adhere to lower staff-to-camper ratios and other enhanced safety protocols. Campers will be able to enjoy fun new games that follow COVID-19 safety guidelines. *Registration begins December 1.

Dates:
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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Electric Noel – SilverLakes Park in Norco

DECEMBER 3 - JANUARY 3: Discover the neon glow this holiday season with Electric Noel, a high-tech Christmas drive-thru experience! Journey from Santa’s command center and the elf village, to Main Street and Mistletoe Lane - amongst many other magical, high-tech spectacles. The highly mechanized technology culminates with an automated surprise you won’t want to miss.

Dates:
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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Location:
SilverLakes Park, 5555 Hamner Ave.
Norco, CA 92860
Cost:
$39 – $49

January 2021

Yeti’s Snow Play at Mountain High

NOW OPEN! Tis’ the season for winter cheer and there is no better place to find it than the Yeti’s Snow Play at Mountain High. Come play in the snow, slide down the tubing lanes, take a scenic sky chair ride, or meet the Yeti. Have your picture taken with Santa and the Yeti free with the purchase of any tubing or snow play activity. Now open weekends & holidays.

Dates:
Saturday, January 2
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Location:
Mountain High Resort, 24510 State Highway 2
Wrightwood, CA 92397

Electric Mile – A Drive-Thru Audiovisual Experience – Santa Anita Park

NOW - JANUARY 24: Journey through seven unique worlds of Insomniac's most iconic festivals and brands complete with music, lights, art, visual effects, installations, and more in a COVID-friendly environment. Electric Mile is an all ages, family-friendly affair, welcoming all from young to old.

Dates:
Wednesday, January 6
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Location:
Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, 91007
Cost:
$69.99

Kayak Harbor Tour at Ocean Institute

JANUARY 9: Join the Ocean Institute for a 2-hour interactive kayak tour around the Dana Point harbor. Learn about the history of the harbor and its unique ecosystem from one of their expert Naturalists.

Dates:
Saturday, January 9
Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA
Cost:
$40

Acorns & Oaks Parent-Child Educational Program – LA County Arboretum

SUNDAYS, JANUARY 10 - MARCH 28: Acorns & Oaks fosters parent and child bonding through tactile play with nature, crafts, songs, stories, and sensory integration. The program provides little ones (age 5 and younger) with a natural environment in which to practice and further develop all growing abilities, particularly gross/fine motor, cognitive, and social-emotional skills.

Dates:
Sunday, January 10
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Location:
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007 United States
Cost:
$205 – $215

U-Pick Wagon Rides at Tanaka Farm

JANUARY 11-31: Come out to the farm for a U-Pick Wagon Ride adventure that includes a wagon ride around the farm. You will learn about Tanaka Farms and its history, farming methods, and the crops they grow. You will make a few stops in the fields to pick three different types of veggies and/or fruits. And take a walk through the Barnyard Educational Exhibit.

Dates:
Monday, January 11 - Sunday, January 31
Location:
Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Drive
Irvine, 92612

Donut Life Museum – Westminster Mall

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, THROUGH MARCH 28: OC's newest donut experience that captures moments in life through the creative world of donuts. This is a unique and creative space where you can have fun, immerse yourself and take photos.

Dates:
Friday, January 15
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Location:
Westminster Mall, 1025 Westminster Mall
Westminster,
Cost:
$15 – $20

Inside Out: Dissections at Ocean Institute

Learn about a squid’s internal and external anatomy in this outdoor, socially distanced dissection. After, participants will be able to observe animals at the ocean institute including swell sharks, variety of fish and a California spiny lobster. Each booking will receive their own individual squid to dissect.

Dates:
Saturday, January 16
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Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA

A Cabazon Dinosaurs Valentine

JANUARY 16 - MARCH 31: The world's biggest Valentine greeting from Mr. Rex and his friends are ready for photos with you and your loved ones.

Dates:
Saturday, January 16 - Wednesday, March 31
Location:
Cabazon Dinosaurs, 50770 Seminole Drive
Cabazon, CA 92230
Cost:
$11 – $13

Construction Instruction Fun – Shared Science at Rancho Los Cerritos

JANUARY 18: Shared Science will be onsite at Rancho Los Cerritos for a Long Beach History STEM education lesson. This is a student/parent visit. A Rancho Los Cerritos docent will guide students in an adobe construction activity. Then, alongside a Shared Science instructor, students will create a LEGO robotics earthquake simulator platform, further exploring structural stability.

Dates:
Monday, January 18
Location:
Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807
Cost:
$10
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